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Breaking Free
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Challenge: Free Study 2008-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Pentax
Location: Leavenworth, IN
Date: Jul 25, 2008
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2008

I was at the park with my girls when we spotted this cicada breaking out of its shell. We find the shells all the time, but this is the first time Iíve seen one actually emerging.

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Statistics
Place: 139 out of 524
Avg (all users): 5.9879
Avg (commenters): 7.2778
Avg (participants): 6.0476
Avg (non-participants): 5.7949
Views since voting: 911
Views during voting: 264
Votes: 165
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0


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08/07/2008 11:35:19 PM
excellent capture, great technically, i admire your patience for this!
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08/07/2008 10:35:25 PM
The birth of a Cicada. I've always wanted to catch one emerging from it's shell...nice catch!
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08/07/2008 10:05:16 AM
Quite extraordinary...bumping to a 10
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08/06/2008 10:13:16 PM
Excellent composition...unique perspective.
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08/06/2008 09:16:22 AM
I wonder if this would have looked better with a different orientation???
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08/05/2008 07:38:32 PM
that is a photo not for a faint of heart :). I like it though. I think it could be better turned 90 deg CCW...
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08/05/2008 06:18:18 PM
Great shot. I think this would work better in portrait. Great clarity. 8
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08/05/2008 01:26:27 AM
fantastic capture !! 8
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08/04/2008 04:40:10 PM
Yuck, but very very cool! Great detail and color on the new one.
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08/04/2008 06:21:56 AM
Great capture!
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08/03/2008 11:21:48 PM
Wow. I have never caught one in the act. I always find the shell. Nicely done. Love the detail.
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08/02/2008 07:08:05 PM
there is another of these in the challenge, yours is great for focus, etc, but I prefer the angle from which the other image is taken
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08/02/2008 04:41:19 PM
WOw, i hate bugs so this creeps me out big time, other then that its a cool nature shot
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08/01/2008 07:36:09 PM
Very nice. Better than my empty shell one from "Anything but Landscape", which didn't do too well. I got some "ick" factor on that one that kept the score down. Hope you don't get the same. Good catch, I like it.
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08/01/2008 06:48:25 PM
great detail not a "pretty picture" though
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08/01/2008 04:35:26 PM
ewww, that is one freaky looking bug. good colors and focus.
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08/01/2008 10:06:47 AM
incredible shot...taken just at the right time...do you think it would be even more effective in vertical orientation?
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08/01/2008 08:00:10 AM
Killer. What a capture!
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08/01/2008 12:31:40 AM
Kinda gross, but fascinating and totally cool nonetheless. I've seen empty cicada shells everywhere, but I've never seen one emerge firshand.
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08/01/2008 12:08:54 AM
Wow there's an eye-catcher.
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